the boat factory

(All The Queen's Men)

Written By Dan Gordon

with DAN GORDON
and MICHAEL CONDRON

Directed by PHILIP CRAWFORD

"a love song to Belfast"

Audience comments

  • "Dan Gordon's brilliant two-man play....they constructed a picture of boat-building, male friendship, hardship, humour and heroism as carefully as the men they portrayed built the Titanic"

  • "Dan, Michael  - what an experience!!. As the son of a 'Yard Man ' it was an amazing 2 hours. A real tour de force and a privilege to have been there on Wednesday evening"

  • "Saw `The Boat Factory` at Titanic Belfast last night.  Just wonderful!  Two men and a bit of scaffolding - had me completely entranced for two hours.  What a fabulous bit of writing and performing. "

  • "I attended the last performance in the Titanic Suite during the Titanic festival and my only regret is that I didn't bring family and friends to enjoy the wonderful, fascinating and hilarious show."

  • "Watched 'The Boat Factory' in Brussels last night. It was absolutely incredible and a great taste of home for our expats out here. Please bring more productions this way."

What the Press said

"funny, moving and gripping - an extraordinarily entertaining piece of theatre" (Theatre in Wales)

“You would be made of stone if you did not respond to Gordon’s love letter to the Harland and Wolff shipyard, the yard that dominated the landscape, in every sense, of the Belfast in which he grew up” (The Times)

“a brilliant two-man play – they construct a picture of boat-building, male friendship, hardship, humour and heroism as carefully as the men they portray built the Titanic” (Belfast Telegraph)

 “a remarkable piece of theatre which pays tribute to the workforce which wove Harland and Wolff’s shipyard into the fabric of Belfast life” (Edinburgh Guide)

“Pitch perfect performances...and imaginative staging”  (The Stage)

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